Board of Directors
The Row for the Cure® board is made up of volunteer representatives from Row for the Cure® events around the country. In our second year of formal activity, the board makes legal and financial decisions which further the work of Row for the Cure® at a national level. This includes participation in short monthly conference calls, appearances at local and national events, and lending support to established and aspiring Row for the Cure® events.
Meet our Board
Kathy Frederick: President and Founder of Row for the Cure®
As a sales and customer service representative for Packaging Specialties in Portland, Oregon, Kathy has worked for the company for thirty-four years and calls it her second family. Her fifteen year background as a political activist in the 70’s and 80’s honed her organizing and leadership skills. At the age of 42 she took up rowing and says it is like dancing on water. A few years later she organized the first Row for the Cure® and still rows regularly with her third family at Station L Rowing Club.
Barbara Sanchez-Salazar is a shareholder in the Employee Benefits Practice with the Florida law firm of Fowler White Boggs. Her practice involves pension and profit sharing plans. Barbara’s community involvement includes co-chairing the first Jacksonville Row for the Cure in 2004, continuing as an advisor to their annual event, and serving on the board of Jacksonville Rowing Club as manager of the Youth Rowing Program.
Mike McQuaid is president of McQuaid & Co. Strategic Communication in Seattle. The firm’s practice areas include public affairs, corporate communications, non-profit community relations, cause marketing, athletics communications and marketing, and media relations. Mike has a rowing background and a long history of support for the growth of Row for the Cure®
Rob is member of Hampton Roads Rowing Club in Norfolk Va. where he has spent over 10 years running the Head of the Lafayette, and the Hampton Roads Erg Pull. He has also run numerous Jr Camps and the club scholarship program. While trying to find time to row, Rob is also an Environmental Engineer for the US Army. Rob’s first Row for the Cure® was in 2008.
As Head Coach of the UCSD Crew for the last 10 years, Pattie was instrumental in working with the University and the local Komen Affiliate to establish the San Diego Row for the Cure® Pattie Pinkerton is an internationally recognized rowing coach and accredited reporter for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. As head coach for UCSD since 1999, Pattie’s teams have consistently won medals at highly competitive national regattas. As a master’s competitor herself, Pattie has won 16 international and 7 national titles.
Pattie Pinkerton is an internationally recognized rowing coach and accredited reporter for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. As head coach for UCSD since 1999, Pattie’s teams have consistently won medals at highly competitive national regattas. As a master’s competitor herself, Pattie has won 16 international and 7 national titles.
The Regatta Council is made up of representatives from of each active Row for the Cure® This is the leadership group formed to help Row for the Cure® effectively support the fight against breast cancer at the local level.
Syracuse, NY Nancy Grant
Greenwood, NY Jean Zimmer
Norwalk, CT Brian Nathanson
Philadelphia, PA Clete Graham
Norfolk, VA Rob Reali
Hamilton, OH MaryFran Piepmeier
San Diego, CA Pattie Pinkerton
Tempe, AZ Wendy Benz
Chattanooga, TN Jean Passarello
Oakridge, TN Allen Eubanks
Atlanta, GA Deb Ferrell
Jacksonville, FL Angela Bradley
Miami, FL Elaine Roden
Orlando, FL Laura Riekki
Littlerock, Ark. Andy Hicks
Salt Lake City, UT Kay Denton
Portland, OR Juanita Chambers
Seattle, WA Celeste McDonell